John Gilbert, president and chief executive officer, Aid Association for Lutherans, third from left, and Bruce Nicholson, president and chief executive officer, Lutheran Brotherhood, sixth from left, provided checks from their members and companies to help meet the costs of the Lutheran response effort in New York related to Sept. 11. With them, from left, are John J. Scibilia, Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), New York; the Rev. Gilbert B. Furst, LDR director; the Rev. Stephen P. Bouman, bishop, ELCA Metropolitan New York Synod; the Rev. David H. Benke, president, LCMS Atlantic District; and ELCA Presiding Bishop Hanson.